Women’s golf team 24th after 2

After two rounds at the NCAA golf championships, the USF women’s team stands in 24th place. The Bulls fired a 635 during the first two days putting the team 59 shots over par halfway through the tournament.

Arizona is leading the team race with a 5-over-par 581 to hold a six-stroke lead on East Regional winner Duke at the Washington National Golf Club course in Auburn, Wash.

Junior Kelly Martin heads up the Bulls’ entourage with a 7-over-par 151. Martin is lodged in a 11-way tie for 56th place. She followed up her opening day 76 with a 75 Wednesday.

Jill Crowe has the Bulls’ second lowest score after she compiled a two-day total of 158. Crowe stands in a tie for 108.

The individual race is tied at the top between Duke’s Virada Nirapathapongporn and Georgia’s Summer Sirmons. Those two lead the pack at 7-under par, three strokes in front of Arizona’s Lorena Ochoa.

Without Fany Schaeffer, who finished 90th in last year’s championships, the Bulls are struggling to climb out of last place. Outside of Crowe and Martin, USF’s other three players are all mired near the bottom of the field.

At the end of one round, USF was 23rd out of the 24-team field. The Bulls came in 23rd in the 2001 NCAA Championships. USF’s best-ever finish at the tournament came in 1991 when it finished fourth.